TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH

Trinity Adult Discipleship
Autumn 2012
A class I’d like to highlight is called Life from the Scriptures : How Do We Read the Bible? It begins on August 19 (through September 9) [Sundays at 9:45am. Mission: Lounge; Shawnee: Worship center] We know that reading the Bible is supposed to be a goal of ours, yet we often feel a barrier between ourselves and the life God is calling us into through his Son. How do we read the Bible on our own and with others? How can we practice a reading of the text that creates a vulnerability within the depths of our souls, a vulnerability that God uses to shape us for life? 'Words spoken and listened to, written and read are intended to do something in us, to give us health and wholeness, vitality and holiness, wisdom and hope. We open [the Bible] and find that on page after page it takes us off guard, surprises us, and draws us into its reality, pulls us into participation with God on his terms." (Eugene Peterson, "Reading the Scriptures")

Let's gather and explore this question together. Together, we'll explore tools and rhythms to help us get into the text, reading the Bible as Luther suggested via "lectio divina," how to see the Scriptures in their historical and literary context, and how we might read the Scriptures together as a community of faith (both locally with our Trinity family, but also with the communion of saints who have gone long before us).

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MORE CLASSES & CONVERSATIONS:
For a complete and changing list of Trinity’s classes, please visit http://tlcms.org/go/groups for the best information.

Sundays:
Bible Discussion Group
We read and discuss books of the bible.  We concentrate on how the book was written and how it applies to our lives. Leader: Rik Scarborough (riksca@gmail.com) | Sunday 9:45a | Conference Room (Mission)

A Shepherd's Look at the 23rd Psalm
We are a laid back group, and welcome new members.  We meet at 9:45 in the Prayer Chapel on Sundays at the Mission Campus. Patti and Larry Hare are the leaders 913-681-5718

Daniel
Leader: Ben Stroker | Sunday 11:00a | Lounge (Mission) Come along with this group as they explore the rich text of Daniel.

Mondays:
Monday Morning Bible Study
Leader: Benjamin Vineyard (benjamin@tlcms.org) | Monday 9:30 - 11:15a | Lounge (Mission) We’re going to explore listening to and living like Jesus together using various books to guide our conversation. We're in Luke's Gospel right now and enjoying the conversation it's produced. Contact Rhonda Synovec (rhonda@tlcms.org) for Childcare

Financial Peace University
Mission Campus. Beginning Monday, August 20th. 6 – 7:30 pm

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We are starting classes again this fall with a brand new curriculum, which reduces the number of classes from 13 to 9 and reduces the class time from 2 to 1.5 hours. Preview Class at Mission Campus, August 13 at 6 pm Register for either of the classes at www.daveramsey.com. Email Rex Garrelts with any questions at rex@tlcms.org. Contact Rhonda Synovec (rhonda@tlcms.org) for Childcare

Faith, Fiction and Fellowship Book Group.
This is a group of woman who enjoy reading and fellowship. Each month we read and discuss a Christian fiction book on the last Monday evening of each month in a member's home. Contact Marilyn Wilkinson - stormywootoo@aol.com or 913-268-4450

Tuesdays:

Wednesdays:
The 50+ Group - Simply Christian
Come enjoy conversation, friendship, and excellent study with us. This Fall, we're reading and processing Simply Christian by N.T. Wright. Leader: Iva Schlatter (ivaschlatter@everestkc.net) | Wednesdays 10:15a | Lounge Mission Campus.

Wednesday Women's Bible Study - Nehemiah, a Heart that can Break
The author, Kelly Minter, invites us to be inspired to listen to what God has put in our heart to do. We will be meeting this fall starting the Wednesday after Labor Day (Sept. 5).  Anyone is welcome.  We meet from 9:15-11:15 at the Shawnee campus. The study has a manageable amount of homework and there is a dvd to watch each session.  Contact person:  Julie von der Linden. 913-631-185(six). cheezhed@kc.rr.com. Please contact Rhonda at rhonda@tlcms.org for childcare questions and requests.

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"Brown Bag" Study Group
We meet on Wednesdays in the "Conference Room" just North of the church office at 12:30 PM. We're studying Isaiah. We compare the text as it appears in different translations, and look at the historical context of the book. 

Women's Walk of Faith : Bible Study and Book Club
Our purpose is to gather in Christian love and support for each other; to deepen our relationship with God through study, discussion and prayer. The group consists of women age "45 plus" who gather for Bible study. Once a month the group members read a book, using a regularly scheduled meeting time to discuss the book. We'll be discussing Hebrews this fall. Wednesday evenings - 6 to 7:30 p.m. - Mission

1 John and Revelation
We will be diving into John's first letter and then his grand vision known as "Revelation." We will be exploring how these books challenge us to live as followers of Jesus' way in the midst of the seductions of our world. When: Wednesdays at 6:00 pm. Where: Shawnee Campus, upstairs. Contact: luke.kammrath@gmail.com

Thursdays:
Thursday Morning Men's Group
Men's breakfast and Bible study. Leader: Rik Scarborough (riksca@gmail.com) | Every Other Thursday 7:00a | First Watch (Fairway)

Women’s Bible Study
Leader: Dianna Sutton (dianna@tlcms.org) | Thursdays 6:30a | Panera (Mission) We are a group of women – all at or over age 50 who enjoy both studies of different books of the Bible, as well as topical Bible Studies. Contact:  Dianna Sutton @ Trinity 913-432-5441

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Fall Topic: “Forgiveness” ….finding peace through letting go…. By Adam Hamilton

Financial Peace University
Shawnee Campus. Beginning Thursday, August 23rd. 6 – 7:30 pm We are starting classes again this fall with a brand new curriculum, which reduces the number of classes from 13 to 9 and reduces the class time from 2 to 1.5 hours. Preview Class at Shawnee Campus, August 16 at 6 pm  Register for either of the classes at www.daveramsey.com. Email Rex Garrelts with any questions at rex@tlcms.org. Contact Rhonda Synovec (rhonda@tlcms.org) for Childcare

Fridays:

Saturdays:

Additional Groups:
Young Professionals Gathering 
This is a group that gathers for conversation and friendship (and whatever else might come from our time together). For gathering times, locations, and other details, contact Christina Wright at christinadwright@gmail.com.

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